Binge drinking higher in coed dorms, Y. study says

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  • Steve Foster
    Nov. 17, 2009 7:45 p.m.

    Well done study. It would be interesting to repeat it on an even larger scale. I personally don't doubt the results would be confirmed. I'm sure most bar patrons would agree that moral barriers and inhibitions tend to stand or fall together.

  • Anonymous
    Nov. 17, 2009 9:59 a.m.

    This study has some pretty glaring problems namely that universities that only have single-sex dorms are probably pretty conservative campusues. Of course, universities such as BYU, Oral Roberts, or Baylor have less drinking, it's mandated that they cannot. They also mandate for single sex dorms.

  • Uh, Anonymous...
    Nov. 17, 2009 9:58 a.m.

    ... who better than BYU to do this research, for that exact same reason? The public universities decided to have co-ed dorms--think they'll admit any problems inherent in the structure that environment creates anytime soon?

  • Me
    Nov. 17, 2009 9:50 a.m.

    It's funny that BYU would do this study. As a student, coed dorms are the way to go. It's a better environment for everyone. Drinking? Sex? That's going to be around regardless. It's not so much a "social norm" as it is a personal choice. People don't really care.

  • Anonymous
    Nov. 17, 2009 3:45 a.m.

    It seems this study would have little relevance to BYU. Fhere is little chance BYU will have co-ed dorms or apartments any time in the future.